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subject River ice report for 3/17
author Chris
city Burlington
posted Sunday Mar 17th 2019, 7:27 PM

New Haven, Lower:  It looked remarkably good today. I scouted from the usual takeout bridge (Lover's Lane) up to the church. The current flow is probably around 250 - 350 cfs, with an air temperature slightly below freezing.

New Haven, Ledges:  The run appears to be mostly open, except for an ice dam at the downstream end of the pool below Toaster (the shallows). However, there is a lot of ice on the banks and some visible ice shelves.

Huntington River:  After heading up Hollow Road from Route 116 I scouted down to the top of Dugway Road. The river looked open, and not too heavily laden with ice on the banks. Along Dugway Road may be a different story.

Mad River, Lower:  I drove up from Waterbury. As seen from Richmond and Waterbury, much of the Winooski is still ice-covered, but the Lower Mad looks open, albeit with ice walls along much of its length. I was told that it runs under river-wide ice at the confluence, which seems likely, given the condition of the Winooski itself. The lower section of Moretown Common Road (the Lower Mad put-in road) is wet and fairly heavily rutted. I decided not to attempt driving my Outback up it from Route 100B, but scouted from the bridge instead.

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